Hi all..I'm new to this forum. I am currently researching everything about chickens and my main concern is the coop. Mostly about making a good coop for not a ton of cash. I was wondering what I needed to know about making a coop suited for Southern CA weather (I'm located in Orange County). I've read the threads on ventilation but I'm just not sure how to make sure it's not boiling hot inside during the summer days, and not too cool at the same time during night. Also, I don't think that predators will be much of a concern. I live in the city, and have a fully fenced yard. The fence is bricked and about 5 feet tall. Concerning law wording...when it says that chickens can't be kept closer than 100 feet from another person's residence, that means their property line, right? That is pretty much impossible to do in my yard...I think I will have to just hope the neighbors don't complain. Luckily, each house beside my house is empty (1 is in foreclosure, another is a vacation home), and so I really only have to worry about the neighbors across the fence behind me. Thanks for any info!!